ERIC Number: ED148317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-6
Network Prime-Time Violence Tabulations for 1976-77 Season.
Klapper, Joseph T.
This is an annual report on violence in prime-time television. The tabulations, based on the monitoring of 13 weeks of programs on three networks, indicate that CBS was the lowest of the three networks in violence, though at the same level as the previous year. ABC remained the same level as last year, while NBC increased. Both the number of incidents and the rate of violence for all networks combined has increased since last season. The amount of violence in action programs decreased from 71% last season to 56% this season. A new measure, duration of violence, introduced to this year's study, indicates a substantial relationship between the total number of minutes devoted to violence and the number of incidents of violence. Data from this survey and from previous years are presented, and the appendices include definitions of terms used in the study. (DAG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., New York, NY. Office of Social Research.
Note: For related document, see IR 005 356